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Anthony Whishaw RA: Images on the Edge of Perception: Large Paintings

Anthony Whishaw’s tree paintings lie somewhere between abstraction and empathy. They are neither country nor climatespecific but are, as he put it, more “a Platonic idea of tree-ness.” Some paintings are abstracted to the point of becoming diagrammatic, though painterly, marks: others are more sculpturally descriptive. Always, however, an elastically shifting space, deep, shallow and what he terms “microspace with little sense of scale” plays its part. His complex meditations upon and representation of Nature culminates in “an image in the process of making itself visible.”

Born in 1930, Anthony Whishaw studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited widely in both group and one-man exhibitions and his work is represented in many public and private collections, including the Arts Council and Tate. Whishaw's paintings are developed in series, many concurrently, sometimes overlapping to form unexpected hybrids. The subjects, which include land/waterscapes and interiors reoccur over the years in different guises producing more series and what he calls 'mavericks'.

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